• North Coast Beginning Teacher Program

A quality support system for all beginning teachers and a caring, competent anda highly qualified teacher for every child.

The North Coast Beginning Teacher Program (NCBTP) provides support to new and potential teachers across our service area. We administer state-approved and state-funded BTSA Induction, Intern, and Paraprofessional programs.


NCBTP is a regional consortium comprised of multiple county offices of education, universities, schools and districts throughout Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

North Coast Beginning Teacher Program
5340 Skylane Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone: (707) 524-2818
Fax: (707) 524-2815

The NCBTP administers three unique programs: Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Induction, Intern, and Paraprofessional. Each is a state-approved and state-funded credential program leading to beginning teacher success.
The BTSA Induction Program supports candidates working to obtain a Professional Teaching Credential. The Intern Program offers support to candidates wishing to obtain a Preliminary Teaching Credential. The Paraprofessional Program provides support to paraprofessionals committed to becoming classroom teachers.